Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Welcome to the team! If you are a new SIFF Volunteer, please register with Shiftboard, our online scheduler. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a welcome email from us (check your bulk/spam/junk folder!) that will include your new password. You can then access your account to join teams, view our calendar, and pick up shifts. If you have volunteered with us in the past, and already have a SIFF Shiftboard account, you do not need to re-register.

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YEAR ROUND VOLUNTEERING

Looking to continue your volunteer time after the Festival ends? SIFF is always welcoming locals who are willing to jump in throughout the year!

SIFF Cinema Lead User Teams

SIFF Cinema Lead Usher Teams are comprised of volunteers who are each able to commit to one shift per week, with each shift happening around the same time on the same day of the week at either the SIFF Cinema Egyptian or the SIFF Cinema Uptown. This commitment runs from January to June and/or July to December. In exchange for their time, our Lead Usher Team members receive a SIFF Festival Pass.

General Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to provide an excellent customer service experience.
  • Pleasant and professional manner including:
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

Responsibilities

  • Be knowledgeable and up to date on SIFF programs and events.
  • Scan tickets and actively seat cinema patrons.
  • Answer guests' questions and/or direct them to the appropriate contact.
  • Manage lines and assist with lobby foot traffic.
  • Maintain overall appearance of the Cinema.
  • Collect trash from theaters between shows.
  • Keep lobby and the front of concessions area tidy.
  • Assist staff with special projects.

Front Desk Team

The Front Desk team is comprised of 10 volunteers who are able to commit to one four-hour shift per week, with each shift happening at the same time on the same day of the week. This commitment runs from January - June and/ or July - December. In exchange for their time, our Front Desk Team members receive a SIFF Festival Pass. This is a great opportunity to learn about what goes on behind the scenes at SIFF!

General Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to provide an excellent customer service experience.
  • Pleasant and professional manner including: · Strong communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong demonstrated computer skills (MS Office Software).

Responsibilities

  • Be knowledgeable and up to date on SIFF programs and events.
  • Answer and direct incoming calls to the Film Center.
  • Process walk up and phone sales.
  • SIFF Cinema tickets
  • SIFF Supporter memberships
  • SIFF merchandise
  • SIFF Festival passes and tickets
  • Data entry and administrative support
  • Assist staff with special projects.

For more information on these volunteer opportunities, please see the Volunteer Compendium (PDF).